Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 at 10:20 am  |  17 responses

Polladaday: Best backcourt left in the Playoffs?

We’ve got some pretty potent backcourts left in the 2010 playoffs. Former MVPs, 3-point champions, Dunk Contest winners. Which tandem is the best?

Which team left in the playoffs has the best backcourt?

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  • http://www.nba.com/suns Dacre

    Dragic and Dudley?

  • http://SLAMonline.com GotHandles?

    Gotta go Rondo & Allen here. RayRay is murdering it from behind the arc and well Rondo is playin like a man possessed. Nashty and J-Rich are a close 2nd. Sorry Kobe, your PG ain’t that tight.

  • Orlando Green

    Fisher isn’t the best, but having Bryant negates everything else!

  • Murphy

    u gotta go w/ rondo and allen, mainly cuz rondo is the sh*t and allen lately is actually playin like he shoulda been all post-season. i woulda went w/ nelson and carter but they’re both playin so inconsistent its hard to go w/ them.

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    Nate Robinson & Tony Allen

  • rashado

    almost co-sign orlando green…i hate the celtics but allen + rondo is just too nice. kobe is almost good enough to win this category alone…almost.

  • http://slamonline.com JL

    Ray Allen’s 3 was buttery smooth last night… shoulda just shot it every time till he got tired!

  • El Chinas.

    No debate about Boston’s backcourt, but in no way am would I ever slight Derek Fisher. Say whatever you want about his age and speed, but does anyone want to see him shoot a corner three against his / her team in a tight game? I hate him on every level, but only because he is so cold-blooded, and so good at killing my teams in the last minute.

  • kobesBESTfriend

    this is a no-brainer…mamba and fish each have more rings by themselves than the rest of these guys have put 2gether

  • vtrobot

    @ kobesBESTfriend: yes, but we’re talking about right now. cosign GotHandles? & rashado & JL & El Chinas. can’t wait to get the real answer until after the finals. i think the voters have it in the correct order.

  • http://nothinpersonal8.blogspot.com/ nothin personal

    If you take the bench into consideration, you have to go to the Magic, but since they can’t bring it on in this series, Rondo and Allen it is.

  • Lai Wai

    Fisher should be with the Fishes looks like he has the cement shoes already

  • http://hoopistani.blogspot.com Hoopistani

    wow – those are some nice backcourts…

  • Jon

    I’m likin Billups and Dahnty Jones (the CP3 bully). Ahhh those were the years.

  • LB

    Hmmm…Rondo and Nash are an interesting contrast in styles. While both amazingly gifted passers and ballhandlers, Rondo’s glaring weakness is his shooting, while one of his primary strengths is his defense. Nash, on the other hand, is known for his weak defense and his amazing shooting abilities. I think Boston edges Phoenix narrowly on this one, because Boston’s backcourt has the championship experience.

  • LB

    A backcourt with Kobe should be at the top, if the Lakers had a better point guard. I am a huge Derek Fisher fan, but even I thought he was done this season. But you can never count out Fish. Fisher has been lighting it up this playoffs and providing his usual hustle, grit and leadership. And, if championship is the measure used to measure a backcourt, then the Kobe-Fisher backcourt will edge any of the other listed backcourts.
    HOWEVER, I also took account consistency for the duration of the regular season, as well as the playoffs, and to me, the Rondo-Allen backcourt was more consistently great than the Kobe-Fisher backcourt.

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    Everyone complains about Fisher’s decline a lot, me included. We’d written him off already since that 2008 run; right after his heroics against Orlando last year many of us felt it was imperative the Lakers got a PG upgrade; we spent most of this season doing the same. All this while he’s held his own.